this website has been retired, the archived datasets are still available from the DATA and WEBMAPS pages, linked above

In response to the earthquake which struck Haiti on Jan 12th 2010, the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis launched this web portal to provide GIS datasets for relief and reconstruction efforts.

The site was built on the model for the China Earthquake Geospatial Research Portal, funded by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.

All copyrights are retained by the original producers of the data, and downloads from this portal are for academic, non-commercial, relief and reconstruction efforts only.

see also:

Boston University Today article - Harvard Magazine article

Boston Globe article - BBC overview



Situation maps printed by Center for Geographic Analysis and Boston University's Center for Remote Sensing being used onsite during field surveys.


Discussions at the pro tem Executive Office in Port Au Prince with Haitian President René Préval .



Harvard MIT Data Center's Eric Alderman studies map printed by Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University for the Boston University mission to Haiti, with B.U. organizer Jean Lucien Ligondé.

Haiti Data Links